Is an ortholog of human SOX14 (SRY-box transcription factor 14). Exhibits RNA polymerase II regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Is involved in neuron fate specification. Is expressed in several tissues, including epithelial cell; head neurons; hyp7
precursor cell; inner labial neurons; and neuroblast. Human ortholog(s) of this gene are implicated in esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula and microphthalmia.